PITTSBURGH (AP) - Steelers cornerback William Gay understands the buzz surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles. Turn the frenzied NFL free agency period into your own high-end shopping spree the way the Eagles did, and it’s hard not to notice.
Impressive? Yes. A guarantee the Eagles, who visit the defending AFC champions on Thursday, will play into February?
Not that the Eagles haven’t done a little chirping of their own. Young dubbed Philadelphia the “Dream Team,” a moniker Pittsburgh safety Ryan Clark politely called “interesting” even if it’s just August.
“You’re talking about one of the best college players of all time, a No. 3 draft pick and he’s the backup,” Clark said. “Look at the talent they have lined up, it’s all over the place. Those guys feel that way and if Vince wanted to say it he has every right.”
Pittsburgh, meanwhile, has remained quiet, mainly because there hasn’t been much to talk about following a lethargic 16-7 loss to Washington last Friday in the preseason opener.
The defense couldn’t get off the field _ giving up 452 yards of total offense _ and the offense couldn’t stay on it _ converting just 2 of 11 third downs.
“I feel great now,” said Polamalu, who spent the end of last season nursing a nagging Achilles injury. “Coach has given me a lot of rest and allowed me to do the things I need to do to get healthy.”
Though Pittsburgh led the NFL in scoring defense and was second in total defense a year ago, the Steelers had trouble when opponents spread the field. Green Bay did it with ease in the Super Bowl, and the Eagles could be just as tricky to defend now that wide receiver DeSean Jackson is back in the fold after ending his holdout.View Entire Story
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